What signs do I need for my wedding?

What signs do I need for my wedding?

Signage is not only a beautiful detail to add your wedding day but a great way to let your guests know where to go and what to expect throughout your event. Here’s our rundown of all of the signs you might need from your wedding ceremony to reception! 

Wedding Ceremony Signs

Warm Welcome – Kick off the festivities with a sign welcoming your guests to the wedding.

Order of Events  Let everyone know what they can look forward to with a timeline sign, including key events like your vows, cocktail hour, first dance, speeches, cake cutting and send off so they don’t miss a thing!

Order of Events Wedding Sign | Linda Threadgill Photography via My Hotel Wedding

Open Seating – Many couples have done away with the tradition of seating their family and friends on opposite sides of the aisle. Let your guests know they are free to sit where they desire as they arrive at your ceremony – here are 12 ceremony seating sign ideas.

VIP Guests – Reserve seats at the front of your ceremony for your parents, grandparents and any other special guests.

Reserved wedding ceremony seating sign | Lauren Peele via Style Me Pretty

Unplugged Vows – Want an unplugged ceremony? Ask guests to turn off their cameras and phones during your vows so they can be fully present in the moment with you. If you need some inspiration, check out our unplugged wedding wording ideas.

Ceremony Program – Display your ceremony program in sign form! This usually features your names and wedding date, and acknowledges your officiant, the parents of the bride and groom and members of the wedding party.

Ceremony Program Sign | Carla Kayes Floral Design via Ruffled

Wedding Hashtag – Share a personalised wedding hashtag so you can easily find all of the happy snaps posted on social media. This is a great way to relive the big day while you wait for the professional photos.

Where To – Don’t forget directional signs to help your guests get to where they need to go! Arrows pointing towards your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas, as well as other facilities such as bathrooms will make navigating your wedding simple.

Wedding Directions Sign | Anna Marks Photography via Glamour & Grace

Wedding Reception Signs

Seating Plan – Whether you’ve organised a seating plan or are happy for guests to choose their own place, display the details at the reception entrance to get the party started ASAP!

Order Up – Will you be serving a selection of drinks or delicious dishes to choose from? Bar and food menus are the perfect way to share what’s on offer.

Wedding bar menu in a gold frame | Shannon Rosan via Grey Likes Weddings

Sweet Treats – If you’re having a lolly buffet or dessert table, state the ‘opening hours’ to keep your display looking fabulous until after the main meal.

Creature Comforts – Invite guests to use items you’ve provided for their comfort on the day, such as fans or parasols in warm weather, and cosy blankets in cool weather.

"To have and to hold, in case you get cold" blanket display for winter wedding | When He Found Her via Style Me Pretty

Entertainment – Whether it’s a fun photo booth or unique guest book idea, if there’s anything you’d like your loved ones to get involved in, a sign will help draw attention!

Favours – Finally, don’t let your family and friends leave without their favours. Placing a small sign next to your thank you gifts will ensure they won’t get left behind.

Wedding favour display | Jenna Brianne via Wedding Chicks

Check out our Wedding Signs Pinterest board for even more ideas!

Order of Events: Linda Threadgill Photography via My Hotel Wedding | Reserved Seating Sign: Lauren Peele via Style Me Pretty | Ceremony Program: Bliss Paper Boutique via Ruffled | Directional Sign: Anna Marks Photography via Glamour & Grace | Bar Menu: Shannon Rosan via Grey Likes Weddings | To Have and To Hold: When He Found Her via Style Me Pretty | Favours: Jenna Brianne via Wedding Chicks

What signs do I need for my wedding?